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Hummus at Home

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Hummus is one of my favorite refrigerator staples, it makes a crowd-pleasing party dip, a healthy snack for kids or even an alternative to mundane sandwich spreads.  You can find it packaged at the grocery store in a variety of styles—with  toasted pinenuts, roasted red peppers or even with jalapeños.  But why not make it yourself and have it just the way you like?    It takes 5 minutes and the end product is as chunky, healthy, spicy or garlicky as you want.Feel free to play around with this recipe—hummus almost always turns out delicious!

1 garlic clove, peeled

1 can chick-peas, (15.5oz.), rinsed and drained

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon well-stirred tahini (sesame seed paste)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons water

Add garlic, chickpeas and a pinch of salt to food processor.  Process thoroughly.  Add tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and water and process until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Serve immediately or refrigerate in a tightly sealed container for up to a week.  Garnish with a few reserved chickpeas, a sprinkling of paprika, some fresh herbs or a drizzle of good olive oil as you see fit.

Comments (2)

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    This recipe sounds delicious! And I love the idea of garnishing with chickpeas. I'm going to try this tonight!

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    Can I tell you "THANK YOU?" I can't tell you how many times some site has posted a hummus recipe and it AIN'T EVEN CLOSE! This is THE hummus recipe. Ignore all others! Adjust it from here if you like, but note that this is the one that my Lebanese dad learned from his Lebanese mom and the one that he taught me. Thank you for keeping it authentic, EDF!

    I think I'll just have to make some straight away. :D

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